Welcome to 4V :)
We have lots of exciting opportunities planned for this half term including our Learning Journey work about Volcanoes and Earthquakes. We also have some fun experiments to look forward to as part of our Science work which is about the different states of matter.
Keep checking back here to see us, exploring, questioning and thinking in all of these lessons.
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Elfie visiting 4V
1st December - We found out that Elfie had been really naughty in the North Pole because she wasn’t social distancing from the other elves. Santa sent her for a Covid Test before she came to visit us. She used her elf magic to leave a note on one of our chairs.
2nd December - When we came in this morning, we couldn’t find Elfie because she was hiding. It took a long time for us to find her.
3rd December - Elfie was very naughty last night. She moved to our bookshelf and has scribbled all over the song Santa Claus is Coming to Town. She said that it was rubbish! We are not happy with her.
At the moment, we are focusing on our 3 and 6 times tables. Please watch the videos with us to help us learn our tables at home.
Learning Journey - 02.12.20
Today we finished off our volcanoes by painting them. We tried to make it look like they had erupted and we are really happy with the final result.have a look at our pictures below to see us as brilliant artists.
Maths - 01.12.20
In maths today, we were measuring the perimeter of different objects in the classroom. We measured all of the sides of the object and then added them together to get the perimeter of the objects. Have a look at the pictures to see our measuring and to see an example of how we found the perimeter.
Learning Journey - 30.11.20
For our lesson today, we have learned how to use papier-mâché and we used this to make our own volcanoes. We tore up pieces of scrap paper first and then we tore up some kitchen roll to make our final layer. Some of of us decided to make a stratovolcano and some of us made a shield volcano. Look back here on Wednesday to see what they look like once we have painted them.
Maths - 24.11.20
Our LO in Maths today was I can find equivalent lengths and we were looking at cm (centimetres) and mm (millimetres). Our task included measuring different objects around the classroom and converting them from cm to mm. We really enjoyed this lesson today.
Learning Journey - Week 4
This week we are writing a poem based on the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. We learnt about what happened on 24th August 79AD and we learned a lot of new words too. We watched an animation that shows what the people in Pompeii saw and heard on that terrible day. We asked Miss Vickers to put it on here so we can watch it with you at home. Check back here for some of our wonderful poems.
Writing - 20.11.20
In writing today, we were looking at compound and complex sentences. We know that a compound sentence uses co-ordinating conjunctions and complex sentences use subordinating conjunctions. To help us with our learning, we played a conjunction game which was really fun.
Reading - 13.11.20
To start our lesson today we developed the gist of our class book. We then further explored the book by thinking about what we like about the book, what we don't like about the book, the themes that are explored and we wrote a list of questions. We also made a prediction about what we think is going to happen next. Have a look at the gist we created below.
Maths - 13.11.20
Today we were looking at finding fractions of amounts in Maths and we used counters below. We found the counters useful and Miss Vickers wrote on the table to help some of us. Have a look below at how we used the counters with our learning.
Writing - Week 1
We are looking at poetry this half term and we are focusing on using 3 of our senses. We watched videos to help us with what we see and what we can hear during an earthquake.
Alliteration - 05.11.20
Today we looked at alliteration and we found out that this is when we use two or more words together that have the same sound at the start. We enjoyed watching the video below where we looked at what happened to different objects during the earthquake. We then thought of adjectives that started with the same letter as the noun.
Everything everywhere ended up on the floor.
Three words in this sentence all start with the letter e.
Reading - Week 1 - Alice in Wonderland
This week we are looking at Alice in Wonderland and we have really enjoyed this text. On Wednesday, we developed the GIST where we answer: WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? WHY? Our class GIST is below.
Sensational Starter - 02.11.20
Today we had a great start to our Geography unit of work - How deadly are natural disasters? We were part of the Crisis Response team and had to investigate the damage that happened after the earthquake. We then learned about the different layers of the earth and how an earthquake happens. We also learned about drop, cover, hold on and created a safety video for our friends and family. Have a look below at our pictures from today.
RE - 05.10.20
In RE, we are learning about the special relationship between God and Jews. This week we looked at how Jews remember the promises that they have made with God by using a Shema (a prayer) and a Mezuzah which is placed on the doorposts of Jewish homes. We designed our own Mezuzah that could be used by a Jewish family.
Writing - 05.10.2020
We have started off our new writing unit today which links to our class book. We had a visit from Violet Baudelaire who answered our questions. We asked her about how she felt when she met Justice Strauss and Count Olaf and how she felt when Mr Poe left them with Count Olaf. We found out that she really doesn't like him and neither do we!
Magical Middle - 30.09.2020
Today we made Roman amphitheaters as part of our Magical Middle for Learning Journey. This was our first DT project of Year 4 and we really enjoyed our day. We have learned how to use a craft knife and hot glue gun safely and developed our cutting skills. Have a look at the pictures below of our work.
Miss Vickers was really proud of how hard we worked today and proud that we had no major injuries!
Writing - 24.09.2020
In writing, we are looking at writing a rhyming poem about Roman weaponry coming alive at midnight. One of the features that we have learnt about today is personification. Miss Vickers told us that this is when an object (like a shield) does something that a human can do.
Example: The shield stood proud in the middle of the campsite while the flames danced in the fire.
We also watched the video below which is really catchy. We have been singing it whenever Miss Vickers mentions personification!
Reading - 23.09.2020
Today we looked at our second Non-Fiction text which was all about Boudicca. We looked at what she was like as a leader and we all decided that we would prefer to follow her rather than the Roman emperors that we looked at on Monday (Claudius and Hadrian). We watched the video below to start our lesson.
Sensational Starter - 08.09.2020
Today we had a visit from Lee who came in to tell us all about Roman life in Britain. While he was here, we looked at what the Romans brought with them to Britain, battle strategies and we looked at real Roman artefacts. We also looked at the different weapons that were used in battles between the Celts and Roman soldiers. We really enjoyed the day and it was a great way to start our Learning Journey. Have a look at the pictures below of our awesome day.